Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Big-Hearted Will Take Away the Bride)
is an Indian romance film directed by Aditya Chopra, and co-written with
him by Javed Siddiqui. Released on 20 October 1995, the film stars Shah
Rukh Khan and Kajol (pictured). It focuses on Raj and Simran, two non-
resident Indians who fall in love while travelling in Europe with
friends, and on Raj's attempts to win over Simran's family so that the
couple can marry. The film was shot in India, London and Switzerland,
from September 1994 to August 1995. It won 10 Filmfare Awards, the most
for a single film at that time, and its soundtrack album became one of
the most popular of the 1990s. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of
only three Hindi films in the reference book 1001 Movies You Must See
Before You Die, and is 12th on the British Film Institute's list of top
Indian films of all time. Over 20 years after its first release, it is
still being shown at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai, making it the
longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilwale_Dulhania_Le_Jayenge>
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